HP Pavilion g6-1240sa  i5-2430M 6GB 750GB (Refurb) £319.99 Currys/PC World/Dixons + 1.5% Quidco
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HP Pavilion g6-1240sa i5-2430M 6GB 750GB (Refurb) £319.99 Currys/PC World/Dixons + 1.5% Quidco

£319.99Currys Deals
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Found 6th Feb 2012
Been looking for a laptop since Christmas. Good deal IMO for a 2nd gen i5, even for a refurb. What do you think?

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Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor (2.4 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM 6 GB DDR3
Screen type High-Definition LED BrightView Display
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 15.6"
Hard drive 750 GB
Optical disk drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
USB 3 x USB 2.0
Modem/Ethernet Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Video interface VGA, HDMI, Display Port
Audio interface 3.5mm audio out
3.5mm audio in
Microphone
Sound Built-in speakers
Webcam 0.3 MP
Battery 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) upto 5 hours
Size 374 x 245 x 36mm ( W x H x D )
Weight 2.55 kg
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Cracking deal!! Whats the graphics card like?
It's refurbished
Cant go wrong for second gen sandy bridge at that price!!!
don't hurry seems lots in stock, wait for some kinds of promo code e.g 20% off refurb laptop that is usually offered by these retailers
Bad points :- its a refurb; its an HP and its Currys; Good points :- good processor, disk, memory, HDMI; 12 month warranty.
Edited by: "Musicrab" 6th Feb 2012
Voted hot.
It's an awful notebook (housing, keyboard, mouse pad, screen) but the cpu is ok. I wouldn't trust DGS with refurbs though even with 12 months warranty.
Same laptop, same price different colour currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
Edited by: "in2oblivion" 6th Feb 2012
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This is a mint deal - there's hardly any deals on new laptops now the winter sales are almost over. the cheapest 1st gen i3 refurbs @ Currys/PC World/Dixons are selling for 299.99 with less ram and hard drive.
Edited by: "Pakchoi008" 6th Feb 2012
Musicrab

Bad points :- its a refurb; its an HP and its Currys;



I suppose it depends on what an individual's experience is with these things, but I have owned lots of laptops and all the HP ones have lasted a long time without any problems. I rate their laptops very highly.
This reached 91degrees a month ago new @ £399 - £319 seems a fair price considering it's a refurb.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 6th Feb 2012
HP Laptops are by far the best quality per £ I've seen in a long time, I've seen Samsungs and Acers you can flex in your hand!
Bargin.

I bought one over Christmas for £399 and that was a good deal IMO.

The case is a little plasticky but the performance is very good.
Voted hot, just ordered one.
What is the reason everyone slates Currys/PC World?

I've bought all sorts from them over the years and never had a problem. Sometimes they're a more expensive option but if I want something and don't want to wait I'll happily pick it up from there if they've got it.
Heat added

Would liked to have seen what the graphics chip is

12 Months warranty with Currys stands for nothing, I took 1 back 1 week later with a broken trackpad, Manager tried blaming it on me because i removed Norton 360! And wouldn't do anything about it

pet2000

It's an awful notebook (housing, keyboard, mouse pad, screen) but the cpu … It's an awful notebook (housing, keyboard, mouse pad, screen) but the cpu is ok. I wouldn't trust DGS with refurbs though even with 12 months warranty.


Lilmistwuble

Heat added :pWould liked to have seen what the graphics chip is



It'll be the on-chip Intel HD 3000.
I would never buy a laptop from PC World as they obviously don't switch them on to make sure they at least boot up ok. My sister got one and the first thing she got was a missing video driver error. It then began to open about 50 different test programs by itself and Windows itself was in some weird test mode. The hard drive came 3/4 full.
We took it back and the guy behind the support desk said they'd had another one with the same problem back that day.
puthung

What is the reason everyone slates Currys/PC World?I've bought all sorts … What is the reason everyone slates Currys/PC World?I've bought all sorts from them over the years and never had a problem. Sometimes they're a more expensive option but if I want something and don't want to wait I'll happily pick it up from there if they've got it.



well as an example:

I bought a tv from dixons online for 299, the site said it would be delivered on saturday and someone would call closer to the time to arrange an exact delivery time as it's a large item and they need someone to be in.

I waited until the saturday it was due to be delivered and called them, I should have called sooner but I mistakenly believed maybe the delivery company could be the ones making contact when they were ready to deliver. The guy on the phone checked the order and told me it had been stuck in processing, slightly annoyed I let him reorder it for me.

He then told me the tv was out of stock, I asked if he could find it in any local stores and to my surprise he found one instore (currys) 10miles away and reserved it for me. He even joked it was 297 and the £3 would cover the petrol, very good I thought.

I got to the store and they informed me there's a slight problem, they have 1 left in stock but it has a big scrape on the screen, so I wouldn't want it. Getting more annoyed I asked about other stores, this guy checked on the computer and I overheard him talking to a colleague about the wrong model. I questioned this and was told that my reservation was for this (inferior) tv. I told him this was not the tv I wanted and showed him the original dixons order on my phone and explained what happened, he then told me they do have the tv but at £30 more.

They would not honor the original price, I understand that they wouldn't price match online retailers but the retailer in questions was themselves and this is the result of 2 errors on their part. I bought the tv anyway and called to complain.

The rest of it is a blur of talking to different people and getting silly voicemails, but eventually they agreed to refund me the £30 but it took about 4 months to get a cheque. I didn't really care about the £30 I just didn't want them to have it when I could have got the tv elsewhere for that price with no hassle (amazon).

Yes DSG are alright to buy from when things go well, but any hint of a problem they're a disaster

Edited by: "markeh" 7th Feb 2012
I bought one of these when the deal was posted for £369.00 Brand New from BT shop. Its fantastic, runs smoothly and has handled everything I have thrown at it. Only one minor problem is that within about a week the clip on the left mouse button appeared to have broken leaving. Overall 5*!!!
this is a bargain

will be sold out soon
timbo995

I would never buy a laptop from PC World as they obviously don't switch … I would never buy a laptop from PC World as they obviously don't switch them on to make sure they at least boot up ok. My sister got one and the first thing she got was a missing video driver error. It then began to open about 50 different test programs by itself and Windows itself was in some weird test mode. The hard drive came 3/4 full.We took it back and the guy behind the support desk said they'd had another one with the same problem back that day.



Lol why would you expect PC World to open your sealed laptop box to make sure it's working? Surely it's a manufacturers fault as PC World don't even build them!?

Only reason I tend to avoid these shops is because of the astronomical prices but this deal is hot, even for a refurb! I bought my HP Pavilion dv6 refurbished from Dixons 11 months ago and last week they gave me a new battery free of charge just because I said its rubbish now and nearly out of warranty. Can't fault them at all!


Musicrab

Bad points :- its a refurb; its an HP and its Currys; Good points :- good … Bad points :- its a refurb; its an HP and its Currys; Good points :- good processor, disk, memory, HDMI; 12 month warranty.


HP must make the worlds worst units more recalls than any other major brand, worst customer service and a crap product it looks reasonable but that’s about it just Google HP over heating issues. For every 100 units I have had to repair, fix or look at 90 have been HP.

If the unit lasts the whole year you have done well but soon after the warranty expires so will the unit. Is it any surprise these clowns are exiting the PC market good riddance to bad rubbish I say.
Does it have a card reader ?
yes

and the hp overheating issues are long gone no? they've surely learnt from their mistakes with the older models?
Aether

HP must make the worlds worst units more recalls than any other major … HP must make the worlds worst units more recalls than any other major brand, worst customer service and a crap product it looks reasonable but that’s about it just Google HP over heating issues. For every 100 units I have had to repair, fix or look at 90 have been HP.If the unit lasts the whole year you have done well but soon after the warranty expires so will the unit. Is it any surprise these clowns are exiting the PC market good riddance to bad rubbish I say.



Totally agree. Rubbish build quality, rubbish support, and rip-off practices with their trade-in scheme. Joke of a company.
not bad
For about a hundred pounds more I managed to get a second gen i7 with an nvidia gt525m from the dell outlet, IMO it's worth looking at the outlet as if you manage to get there at the right time there are some amazing deals
Bargeinion

Lol why would you expect PC World to open your sealed laptop box to make … Lol why would you expect PC World to open your sealed laptop box to make sure it's working? Surely it's a manufacturers fault as PC World don't build them



Well,very often they do build them as dsg mostly sell seller-refurbished laptops.no manufacturer would dare to offer such a garbage.I clicked the 'like' , that's by mistake :).
Edited by: "7777777" 7th Feb 2012
BEWARE of refurbs from PC World/Currys. They are faulty machines that their unqualified techies (on minimum wage) have attempted to fix. One of their in-store "Tech Guys" told me never to buy their refurbs as over 50% come back faulty.
for this spec laptop, great price can't go wrong. For ones that have all crap on it, could always factory reset it all
I bought two Dell refurb laptops at Christmas from here.Both looked like new however one didnt work, wouldnt boot up. It had obviously been returned with the fault and sent straight back out. The other, which my partned has seems ok but does seem to run very slow bearing in mind nothing has been loaded on it, so that may well be getting returned also. I wouldnt buy refurb again
Refurb. = Second Hand. I don't know how people have the gall to call it anything else and then just knock a few quid off. Not just this deal, all of them.
I've used one of these laptops before. Its a very good spec laptop for that price, but the keyboard is bloody awful.
jd004b5211

Refurb. = Second Hand. I don't know how people have the gall to call it … Refurb. = Second Hand. I don't know how people have the gall to call it anything else and then just knock a few quid off. Not just this deal, all of them.



Not true - sure some are but many of these deals where they have quantity are simply surplus stock sold on, or bulk items that have had some issue corrected sometimes as trivial as changing the power lead for the appropriate market but sometimes more serious like correcting a fault with the model.
Shame it's a dsg refurbished and not new or a refurb from a proper retailer or I'd have snapped one up.
Bargain for the money heat added
puthung

What is the reason everyone slates Currys/PC World?I've bought all sorts … What is the reason everyone slates Currys/PC World?I've bought all sorts from them over the years and never had a problem. Sometimes they're a more expensive option but if I want something and don't want to wait I'll happily pick it up from there if they've got it.



You've obviously never returned anything to them.
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